Industrial communication

For a high and continuous data flow

Automation system components are constantly exchanging information – signals from sensors, commands for actuators, measured variables or status messages. The production level and the office communicate as well over industrial bus systems.

The best-known field-level bus systems include:

  • ARCNET
  • AS-i-Bus
  • CAN
  • CC-Link
  • DeviceNet
  • Ethernet
  • INTERBUS
  • PROFIBUS
  • Profinet

We realise a modern human machine interface

Our experts are extremely well versed in all industrial bus systems. We can implement complex industrial networks and integrate them with your corporate network. Communication with higher-level control room computers, MES and ERP systems (such as SAP) as well as the integration of various bus systems, TCP/IP and wireless technology make your business processes more transparent, improve order processing, reduce downtime and enable remote system and machine maintenance.

Our services

Consulting

Our experts will analyse your industrial communication systems in advance and provide in-depth guidance on the solution best suited for you in terms of:

  • Bus system configuration and parameter setting
  • Cable sizing and route planning
  • Interface definition for package units

Programming

In the detail engineering phase, we specify project details and generate execution drawings in STEP 7/TIA Portal V1x. This includes:

  • Preparation of function block diagrams
  • Configuration and planning of PLCs, process control systems and SCADA systems
  • Implementation of highly available safety control systems
  • Software simulation
  • Preparation of documentation

Commissioning

We will plan and monitor the installation and put the industrial network into service. Our experts will conduct functional tests and verify that everything works as planned. We will train your employees and remain available if you need to modify your network to reflect changes in your production processes.

Testing

We will test and log your bus system’s performance in order to spot potential problems early on. We can check for EMC impacts on your communications and for other sources of interference, record bus parameters and identify potential configuration issues.

Relevant testing standards include:

  • DIN EN 61784-3
  • DIN EN 61131-2:2008-04
  • DIN EN 61326-3-1
  • DIN EN 60529-1
  • DIN EN 60950-1:2011-01
  • DIN EN 60068-2

Testing includes:

  • Mechanical testing (impact, vibration, shock test)
  • Thermal rating of insulation parts
  • Air gaps and leakage paths
  • Climatic testing
  • Protection against electric shock;
  • Accessibility testing
  • Dielectric testing
  • IP protection class
  • Protection against easy bypassing
  • EMC requirements

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